ACIF

A42a: Modern: Averbakh
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
Clock started on 1/5/2017
1. c4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Be3 Ne7 6. Qd2 h6 7. Bd3 d5 8. Nge2 b6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Nc3 Qh5 13. O-O Bb7 14. Be2 Qh4 15. Nb5 Na6 16. Rac1 Qd8 17. Rfe1 Kf8 18. Bf4 Kg8 19. Nxc7 Nxc7 20. Rxc7 Bd5 21. Bb5 Qh4 22. Bc6 Bxc6 23. Rxc6 Kh7 24. Rc7 Qf6 25. Be5 Qf5 26. Qd1 Bxe5 27. Rxe5 Qf6 28. f3 Rhc8 29. Rb7 Re8 30. Rxe8 Rxe8 31. Rxa7 Rd8 32. Ra4 Qg5 33. g3 Rc8 34. Kg2 Qf5 35. g4 Qc2+ 36. Qxc2 Rxc2+ 37. Kg3 Rxb2 38. a3 b5 39. Rb4 Rd2 40. Kf4 Kg7 41. h4 Rd1 42. Ke4 Re1+ 43. Kd5 Re3 44. Rxb5 Rxa3 45. Ke4 Kf6 46. g5+ hxg5 47. hxg5+ Ke7 48. Rb7+ Kf8 49. Rc7 Ra4 50. Ke5 Ra3 51. f4 Rf3 52. d5 Rf2 53. Rc8+ Kg7 54. d6 Rd2 55. f5 gxf5 56. Rc4 f6+ 57. gxf6+ Kg6 58. Rd4 Re2+ 59. Kf4 Re8 60. d7 Rd8 61. Rd6 Rb8 62. Ke5 Rd8 63. Ke6 Kg5 64. f7 Kf4 65. Rd4+ Ke3 66. Ke7 Kxd4 67. Kxd8 f4 68. f8=Q Ke3 69. Kc7 f3 70. Qc5+ Ke2 71. d8=Q f2 72. Qh5+ Ke3 73. Qg4 f1=Q 74. Qdd4#
White win

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Game Page Help

The Action Bar

The Action Bar is the most important part of the game screen, this is where you interact with the game by entering moves, conditional moves, comments, draw offers, resignations, and much more (if you are not viewing one of your own games, the Action Bar is not shown).  The Action Bar is in four parts, from left to right:

  1. The Move Input Box: where your move or conditional move is shown; it is possible to type into this box, but not recommended, you can enter your move by dragging and dropping the pieces on the board.
  2. The Action Selection Dropdown: this is where you select the action you want to do, for example, move, enter a comment, accept a draw offer, claim a draw, etc.  Only the actions which are relevant to the current game are shown.
  3. The Continue Button: this button sends your action back to our server; sometimes you might see a pop-up text box before the action is sent, this is so that you can write a message to your opponent.  You can set your preferences so that this box is always shown to confirm you move (under the "Chess Board" tab "Confirm moves before committing), some people find this helpful as a "blunder check".
  4. The Next Game button: clicking the button will take you to the next game for which it is your move.

The Game Information Panel

Under the Action Bar, you should find the Game Information Panel.  This gives you more information about the game; because there is too much information to see on one screen here, it is arranged into "tab"; you can move between the various screens by clicking the buttons, from left to right:

  1. Game Overview: this tab shows the full history of the game, including comments (you cannot read the comments from another player's game, unless the game is marked as "public"), leave taken, etc.  You can click the moves to see the position on the chess board.
  2. Hide Comments: this tab shows the moves of the game only, without the distraction of the comments shown on the game overview tab.
  3. Material Balance: this tab shows the captured pieces in the game.  If you are playing CrazyHouse chess, or a similar game, you can drag pieces from here to the board to make a "drop".
  4. Tags: You can "tag" games, this makes it easier to come back to games, you can find the games you have tagged from the game database screen.
  5. Variant Information: this tab is available for some chess variants, it will show you a description of the variant.
  6. Opening Information: In standard chess games, this tab will show you information about the chess opening you have been playing, taken from the Game Explorer.
  7. Analysis Board: Opening this tab will overlay an "analysis board" on the main chess board; you can move the pieces around freely on this board to try out various ideas in the game.
  8. Engine Analysis: This tab allows you to analyse the game using a chess engine; because the use of engines is not allowed on SchemingMind, this tab is not available for ongoing games.
  9. Help: If you are reading this, you have already figured out what the help button does!

The Chess Board

The chess board shows the current position in your game; if it is your move, or if you can enter a conditional move, you can drag and drop the pieces on the chess board.

If you wish to castle, simply drag your king over the rook on the side you wish to castle on.  When you promote a pawn, you will see a pop-up prompting you to select the promoted piece.

We have a number of different designs for chess boards and pieces, you can select the one you prefer from your personal preferences.

Under the chess board is a navigation toolbar (this toolbar looks slightly different if you are looking at the analysis board).

From left to right:

  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Move to the Start: This button will show the start position of the game.
  • Previous Move: This button will move position shown on the board back one move.
  • Next Move: This button will show the next position on the board.
  • Last Move: This button will show the current position on the board.
  • Flip: This button will show the board from the other player's perspective (by default you see games from White's perspective unless you are Black; you can select an option to always show the board from White's perspective in your personal preferences).
  • Animate: If you are not looking at the last move in the game, this button will animate the game from the shown position to the last move.
  • Stop Animation: This button will stop the animation.
  • Analysis Board: This button will show the Analysis Board (see above).

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